Andrew Thomson is in his first season as assistant coach with the Charlotte 49ers men’s tennis program. Thomson, who earned All-American honors during his playing career at Middlebury College, joins the 49ers men’s tennis coaching staff after spending the last two years as an assistant women’s tennis coach at Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges in Claremont, California.
“I'm extremely excited to have Andrew joining our program,” Charlotte 49ers head men’s tennis coach Jeremy Feldman said. “He's incredibly passionate about tennis and he will fit in perfectly with what we are trying to accomplish here at Charlotte. It's a huge bonus that we will be bringing in a coach who was an All-American player that won a National Team Championship.”
For the last two seasons, Thomson has been an assistant women’s tennis coach at Claremont Mudd Scripps Colleges. This past May, he was named the ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Prior to joining the Claremont Mudd Scripps women’s tennis program’s coaching staff, he spent one season as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at Whittier College in Whitter, California. From 2011-13, he was the assistant men’s tennis coach at Pomona Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, California.
Prior to beginning his coaching career, he enjoyed a stellar four-year playing career at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2010, he played an integral role in helping Middlebury capture the Division III National Championship. He was a four-time NCAA Doubles All-American. In 2007 and 2009, he was part of Middlebury’s doubles national championship team. While at Middlebury in 2009, he received the NCAA regional Arthur Ashe Award, which is given to a student-athlete who demonstrates leadership and sportsmanship, as well as scholastic, extracurricular, and tennis achievement.
In 2005 during his juniors’ career, he was part of the USTA Boy’s 18 and under number one ranked doubles team.
The West Bloomfield, Michigan native graduated from Middlebury with a degree in Economics and Psychology in 2010. In 2014, he earned a Master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Positive Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University in California. This December, he is expected to graduate with a doctorate degree in Psychology from Claremont.
“I am honored to be joining the 49ers men’s tennis program, and I would like to especially thank Coach Jeremy Feldman for the opportunity,” Thomson said. “I am beyond pumped to team up with Coach Feldman and aim to help bring the Charlotte 49ers men's tennis program to the highest of nationally competitive levels."